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   <para>“I’m making noise? I was sleeping like a baby. You were the one who made the noise!” my brother, who is younger than she is, replied to her.</para>
   <para>“And you think that I wasn’t sleeping? I don’t know, maybe you talk while being asleep.”</para>
   <para>“How do you know that you don’t talk in your sleep?”</para>
-  <para>“Stop it, will you? I made the noise.”, I shouted towards them in whisper, “And come to talk here, so you won’t wake up Mom by mistake.”</para>
+  <para>“Stop it, will you? I made the noise.” I shouted towards them in whisper, “And come to talk here, so you won’t wake up Mom by mistake.”</para>
   <para>I saw my two younger siblings hesitantly take a look at the sofa from the opening of the corridor. When they saw it was I, they looked at each other and then looked back at me. “The Member, why are you back home at such an hour?”, my sister asked in a surprised manner.</para>
   <para>“The ex‐Member.”, I corrected her.</para>
   <para>“Oh… you quit? That explains it. Well, on a normal condition I would have congratulated you. If a congratulation is suitable after a resignation. In any case, I’m too tired to think and I want to go back to bed.” and so they both returned as they came.</para>
-  <para>A little later that morning, the whole family (including me) sat down near the dining table to eat breakfast. “Can someone pass me the butter?”, I asked a short time after the meal had begun.</para>
-  <para>“There you go,”, my mother told me while she was passing the butter and putting it on my side. “I understood you resigned from the Organisation.”</para>
+  <para>A little later that morning, the whole family (including me) sat down near the dining table to eat breakfast. “Can someone pass me the butter?” I asked a short time after the meal had begun.</para>
+  <para>“There you go.” my mother told me while she was passing the butter and putting it on my side. “I understood you resigned from the Organisation.”</para>
   <para>“Yes.”, I replied and started to spread the butter on my slice of bread.</para>
-  <para>“So, what are you planning to do now?”, my father asked me.</para>
-  <para>“I didn’t really give it a lot of thought. I suppose I’ll hunt for a job.”</para>
+  <para>“So, what are you planning to do now?” my father asked me.</para>
+  <para>“I have not really given it a lot of thought. I suppose I’m going to look for a job.”</para>
   <para>“Very good.”</para>
-  <para>After we finished breakfast, I went out of the house and went to the other villagers to look for a job. The first one I approached was a farmer that lived several houses away from us. When I reached him, I saw that he was doing some work in his crop field. “Good morning!”, I told him as I approached him.</para>
-  <para>“Good morning, the Member of the Organisation”, he answered me.</para>
+  <para>After we finished breakfast, I went out of the house and went to the other villagers to look for a job. The first villager I approached was a farmer that lived several houses away from us. When I reached him, I saw that he was doing some work in his crop field. “Good morning!” I told him as I approached him.</para>
+  <para>“Good morning, the Member of the Organisation!” he replied.</para>
   <para>“Actually, it’s the ex‐Member, and that’s the reason why I turn to you right now. You see: I’m looking for a job.”</para>
   <para>“I am very sorry, I would love to offer you a job, but my business has not been very good lately. Because of the Enemy, of course.”</para>
   <para>“But Sir, not a single missile that the Enemy shot on this village had ever hit your land or even fell close to it.”</para>
-  <para>“Nevertheless, the noises that the missiles generated caused the crops not to grow properly.”</para>
+  <para>“Nevertheless, the noises that the missiles emitted caused the crops not to grow properly.”</para>
   <para>“But according to my knowledge in acoustics, the resonance of the seeds is far higher than the frequency…”</para>
-  <para>“What difference does it make? The Enemy is responsible for everything, any way you look at it.”</para>
+  <para>“What difference does it make? The Enemy is responsible for all that, any way you look at it.”</para>
   <para>“I see. Have a good day.”</para>
-  <para>“Yes. And in any case, good luck to you in finding a job.”</para>
-  <para>I went to another farmer, who lived even farther from my home. When I reached him he was also busy taking care of his field. “Good morning, the Member!” he greeted me as he noticed me approaching him.</para>
-  <para>“Good morning” I answered him. “In fact, I quit from the Organisation today and I came to ask you if you can supply me with a job.”</para>
+  <para>“Yes. And good luck to you in finding a job.”</para>
+  <para>I went to another farmer, who lived farther from my home. When I reached him he was also busy taking care of his field. “Good morning, the Member!” he greeted me as he noticed me approaching him.</para>
+  <para>“Good morning!” I replied. “In fact, I quit from the Organisation today and I came to ask you if I can work for you.”</para>
   <para>“Unfortunately, the crops in my field, because of the Enemy’s activity, were not as successful as I hoped for. Therefore, I cannot offer you a job.”</para>
   <para>“But the last missile which the Enemy fired and which hit your land was 7 years ago.”</para>
   <para>“Still, the explosives remained in the soil.”</para>
   <para>“Good bye to you too.”</para>
   <para> And so I went to look for a job at the village’s grocery. I had to stand in line and when my turn cam the grocer said to me: “Good day to you! We don’t see you around here often since you joined the Organisation.”</para>
   <para>“Actually, I quit this very day. I was wondering if you have any job for me.”</para>
-  <para>“Thanks to your wonderful organisation I don’t. Do you remember that, three weeks ago, the post next to the neighbouring village tried to fire a missile at one of the Enemy’s posts but instead it hit this grocery store by accident? The missile ruined half of the ceiling and reaped a large hole in the west wall. The renovations here cost me a fortune, and although I could really use some help here, I really don’t have the money for a worker’s wage. Maybe some other time.”</para>
-  <para>“That does it!”, I thought to myself. I had to react to such a crime against logic. “Sir, ”, I said to him firmly, “I’ve heard some rather weak excuses for a weak financial status today that I decided to keep silent about, but I’m not ready to simply resume my daily agenda after such a poor excuse.</para>
+  <para>“Thanks to your wonderful organisation — I don’t. Do you remember that, three weeks ago, the post next to the neighbouring village tried to fire a missile at one of the Enemy’s posts but instead it hit this grocery store by accident? The missile ruined half of the ceiling and reaped a large hole in the west wall. The renovations here cost me a fortune, and although I could really use some help here, I really don’t have the money for a worker’s wage. Maybe some other time.”</para>
+  <para>“That does it!”, I thought to myself. I had to react to such a crime against logic. “Sir, ” I told him firmly, “I’ve heard some rather weak excuses for a weak financial status today that I decided to keep silent about, but I’m not ready to simply resume my daily agenda after such a poor excuse.</para>
   <para>If your business is in bad shape, try to find out what you didn’t do well and don’t blame someone else. This excuse is non‐factual, not to the point, inconsistent and simply unconvincing. Even a bad politician would not have used an excuse like that.</para>
-  <para>Even if you had a job to offer me, I wouldn’t agree to work for you. Have a good day. Maybe I’ll come back in the evening, hear from you what happened to you today, and then I’ll be able give you another ten excuses why your financial state is bad recently. And believe me that all of them will be better than the one you gave me this instant!”</para>
+  <para>Even if you had had a job to offer me, I wouldn’t have agreed to work for you. Have a good day. Maybe I’ll come back in the evening, listen to you telling me what happened to you today, and then I’ll be able give you another ten excuses why your financial status has been recently. And believe me that all of them will be better than the one you gave me this instant!”</para>
   <para>And so I left the place in anger. A complete lack of reason is always an irritating thing, not to mention that there was a personal insult involved in it as well.</para>
   <para>After I went out, I noticed that there were a senior mature officer and a group of soldiers from the Occupier’s army standing at the end of the street. It seemed to me like they were asking the residents of the village something, and then I saw that one farmer pointed straight at me in answer to their questions, and that they started walking towards me.</para>
   <para>The Enemy holds a small part of our country, which is close to its border, claiming that it needs it to protect his border settlements. The Occupier, on the other hand, holds half the nation directly, and the other half of my country is ruled by a government that it assigned and supervises. Hence, the men of the Occupier’s army can do within my country as they please.</para>
   <para>In any case, after the group of soldiers got close enough to me, the officer spoke to me and asked: “Are you the ex‐Member of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“In the flesh.” I answered.</para>
-  <para>“In that case, we have a few questions to ask you. The post in which you served was found today in an almost destroyed state, and most of its members were lying around killed. Do you know anything of the post’s destruction?”</para>
+  <para>“In that case, we have a few questions to ask you. The post in which you served, was found today in an almost destroyed state, and most of its members were lying around killed. Do you know anything of the post’s destruction?”</para>
   <para>“Yes, what do you want to know?”</para>
-  <para>“For instance, what caused its destruction and the murder of all the members of the Organisation that served in it. One of our investigators claims that all evidence point to the fact that they fought each other, yet we thought it was very inconceivable.”</para>
+  <para>“For instance, what caused its destruction and the killing of all the members of the Organisation that served in it. One of our investigators claims that all evidence point to the fact that they fought each other, yet we thought it was very inconceivable.”</para>
   <para>“Actually, it’s very conceivable. It was a constructive outcome of my efficiency improving proposal.”, and I went on to tell him the rest of the story.</para>
   <para>“But it makes no sense.” cried the commander.</para>
   <para>“Look,” I replied “You must understand that for every logical claim you can think of there’s an opposite claim which is not logical. The conclusion is that half of the claims in the world are illogical. You should probably encounter them every day.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="crying_wolf">
       <info><title>Crying Wolf.</title></info>
-  <para>The flight lasted only two hours, and the aeroplane landed at an airport near the capital city of the Supporter. A car of the Supporter’s army waited for me there, and it drove me to the chief headquarters of the military. On the way, I had the chance to watch the view around the car.</para>
+  <para>The flight lasted only two hours, and the aeroplane landed at an airport near the capital city of the Supporter. A car of the Supporter’s army waited for me there, and it drove me to the chief headquarters of the military. On the way, I had the chance to look at the surroundings.</para>
   <para>The Supporter Country belongs to the same part of the world as my country, but because they have an even greater talent of causing the other part of the world to hate them, I realise that the economical state of things I saw outside the car was even worse than that of my country. Poverty and hunger were seen almost everywhere.</para>
   <para>After a while, the car stopped in front of the headquarters’ building, and then they instructed me to exit the car. Two soldiers entered the building with me, and led me through several corridors until I arrived at a door that opened to a room. Inside the room was a long and large table , and around it sat senior officers as well as a number of men wearing civil clothes. At the head of the table sat a very senior officer with a stern and grave appearance. I assumed it was the head of the department of external security, who sent me the telegram. The soldiers sat me in a seat far from him, and then left the room and locked the door. It was probably a confidential meeting.</para>
-  <para>After a few seconds, the senior officer started to speak: “I’m glad you agreed to come here, the ex‐Member, because at the moment, we find ourselves in a very grave situation because of you. For years, the Organisation has operated with an extraordinary efficiency and methodology. As a matter of fact, it was one of our most efficient weapons for venting our anger against the Enemy. But now, you, you alone, have cast a heavy shadow on its future. </para>
+  <para>After a few seconds, the senior officer started to speak: “I’m glad you agreed to come here, the ex‐Member, because at the moment, we find ourselves in a very grave situation — all because of you. For years, the Organisation has operated with an extraordinary efficiency and methodology. As a matter of fact, it was one of our most efficient weapons for venting our anger against the Enemy. But now — you — you alone, have cast a heavy shadow on its future.</para>
   <para>I’m afraid that unless you find a way to work around your proposal, then the results will be catastrophic: not only for the Organisation but for all our other projects around the world, that are a model for harmfully and irrationally unloading bad feelings. Moreover, I’m afraid the proposal you suggested would have some consequences to our very reign here!</para>
   <para>So, the ex‐Member, what do you have to say about it?”</para>
-  <para>“Look, ” I addressed him, “I take full responsibility over the proposal I gave you and its consequences. In my opinion, it is an excellent one, but since you, for some reason, don’t seem to also think so, I could help you find a way to bypass it. The first option is simply to accept Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>.”</para>
+  <para>“Look, ” I addressed him, “I take full responsibility over the proposal I gave you and its consequences. In my opinion, it is an excellent one, but since you, for some reason, don’t seem to think so as well, I could help you find a way to bypass it. The first option is simply to accept Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>.”</para>
   <para>“I’m afraid it is impossible. It contradicts our law book.”</para>
-  <para>“Can I take a look at your law book?”</para>
+  <para>“May I take a look at your law book?”</para>
   <para>“Certainly.” And he ordered one of the other officers to fetch me their law book. I opened the book and saw that the first act read as follows: </para>
   <para>“1. The assumption that ‘A is A and that A is not not‐A’ is not necessarily true. (or maybe untrue)”</para>
   <para>“Why can’t you change the law book?” I asked him.</para>
   <para>“Because then we will have to accept the fact that there’s morality in the world. Then, according to the forbidden books No. 34 and 139, which are evil and unholy writings, but correct in every word, we would be unable to kill people unless for self‐defence. It is hard for me to believe that the Enemy will independently attack the Organisation’s soldiers, if it knows that they have no intention to independently attack it.”</para>
-  <para>“I understand. But if I study the writings you mentioned, I believe I can find there something that will allow such action, because I have an extraordinary talent to find faults in a written material. In fact, I contemplated becoming a lawyer, but I eventually preferred to join the Organisation. It was more satisfying to do so.”</para>
+  <para>“I understand. But if I study the writings you mentioned, I believe I can find there something that will allow such action, because I have an extraordinary talent to find faults in written material. In fact, I contemplated becoming a lawyer, but I eventually preferred to join the Organisation, as I figured out it would bring me more satisfaction.”</para>
   <para>“From the mental aspect?”, one of the less prominent officers asked me.</para>
   <para>“No, from the physical aspect. I caused more damage this way.”</para>
   <para>“Let’s get back to our subject:” the Head of the Department of External Security said, “you cannot inspect the forbidden books, because they are so dangerous that merely thinking about their content can cause a man to lose his integrity, much less reading them. I’m afraid that if you read them, they may affect you, and then you’ll give us a bad piece of advice.”</para>
-  <para>“But Sir, I was never less honest than I am today.”</para>
+  <para>“But, Sir, I was never less honest than I am today.”</para>
   <para>“Even though, I’d rather not.”</para>
   <para>“In that case,” I addressed everybody, “the only option you have left is to accept my proposal, which in my personal opinion is perfectly fine!”</para>
-  <para>A grave silence prevailed in the hall and all the participants seemed like they were stunned. After a while, the senior officer said: “We’ll seriously consider your proposal and I believe you will soon know what we have decided to make of it.”</para>
+  <para>A grave silence prevailed in the hall and all the participants seemed like they were stunned. After a while, the senior officer said: “We’ll seriously consider your proposal, and I believe you will soon know what we have decided to make of it.”</para>
   <para>“Okay, I think that I can now return to my country and my village. By the way, how many forbidden books do you have?”</para>
   <para>“Oh,”, one of them said to me, “their number is growing geometrically. When I checked two weeks ago, their number was 2,148,763. A week ago there were 4,278,109 forbidden writings. Now there must be about 8,600,000 ones.”</para>
   <para>“You are wrong.”, I said to him.</para>
   <para>“I beg your pardon?”</para>
   <para>“There are now exactly 8,517,559 or 8,517,560 forbidden books.”</para>
   <para>“Why is it so important?”</para>
-  <para>“Why, it means that meanwhile you have 82,440 or 82,441 extra books you can read at bedtime if you can’t fall asleep!”</para>
+  <para>“Why, it means that, for the time being, you have 82,440 or 82,441 extra books which you can read at bedtime if you can’t fall asleep!”</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="shield_of_democracy">
       <info><title>An Encounter with the Shield of Democracy</title></info>
   <para>They gave me a ride to the airport where I boarded the first plane that flew back to my country. I arrived home at night‐time, after I took the car ride from the airport back to the village. Since nobody was awake except my father, I immediately went to sleep. I assumed I could wait until tomorrow to tell my experiences from the trip.</para>
   <para>At eight o’clock, I was awaken by an increasing noise that I managed to identify as that of vehicles, as well as of talking and adjustment of recording and broadcasting equipment. When I went outside I saw that all the field outside the village was full with broadcasting vehicles of various media networks. According to the emblems on the vehicles, I recognised that most of them belonged to companies from the other part of the world. A large number of reporters, interviewers, cameramen and technicians stood outside the vehicles and prepared themselves for broadcasting. The whole place was abuzz.</para>
-  <para>I pondered what was the reason for that commotion. After a short moment of thought I rejected the possibility that they came to report about the recent birth of our village head’s youngest son, and assumed they were looking for me. I immediately became fearful that the amplification of the electromagnetic activity, that was caused by the crowding of the broadcasting vehicles and radio equipment at the place, will cause another decline in the crops’ measures. This in turn will make it even harder for me to begin working again. Thus, I decided to make them leave as soon as possible.</para>
-  <para>After I returned to the house, got dressed and went out,  I approached one of the teams which belonged to a prominent channel in one of the countries of the other part of the world. The reporter there was about to start broadcasting and another woman from the team helped her arrange her look before she gets on air. When I passed by them, the reporter sprang towards me and asked: “Sir, I assume you come from this village. Have you seen the ex‐Member of the Organisation lately?”</para>
+  <para>I pondered what was the reason for that commotion. After a short moment of thought I rejected the possibility that they came to cover the recent birth of our village head’s youngest son, and assumed they were looking for me. I immediately became fearful that the amplification of the electromagnetic activity, that was caused by the crowding of the broadcasting vehicles and radio equipment at the place, will cause another decline in the crops’ measures. This in turn will make it even harder for me to begin working again. Thus, I decided to make them leave as soon as possible.</para>
+  <para>After I returned to the house, got dressed, and went out, I approached one of the teams which belonged to a prominent channel in one of the countries of the other part of the world. The reporter there was about to start broadcasting and another woman from the team helped her arrange her look before she gets on air. When I passed by them, the reporter sprang towards me and asked: “Sir, I assume you come from this village. Have you seen the ex‐Member of the Organisation lately?”</para>
   <para>“I haven’t seen him since the last time I looked at the mirror.”, I answered.</para>
   <para>Then her eyes lighted, the cameraman started taping us and all the crew members turned to look at me. “So you are the ex‐Member?” she asked.</para>
   <para>“I wouldn’t have deduced it from what I said.”</para>
   <para>“Yes.”</para>
   <para>Silence prevailed. “Wait, wait, wait, ” another journalist said, “are you implying that you want money for an interview?”</para>
   <para>“Yes! That’s exactly what I meant.”</para>
-  <para>“Ahh ha.” The journalists began to disperse and each one returned to his broadcasting vehicle and I saw that they try to contact their news corporations’. Eventually they all left the place, which created a serious traffic jam at the way out of the village for a long time.</para>
+  <para>“Ahh ha.” The journalists began to disperse and each one returned to his broadcasting vehicle and I saw that they were trying to contact their news corporations’. Eventually they all left the place, which created a serious traffic jam at the way out of the village for a long time.</para>
   <para>I went back home and ate breakfast. I spent the morning searching for a job in the vicinity of my home, and again was not able to find anything. When I returned home for lunch, my young sister sat in the living room and prepared her homework. “The ex‐Member,  I prepared a list of broadcasting networks that propose to pay you for an interview. It is over there, on the table.”, she said all of a sudden, and then returned to prepare her home exercises.</para>
   <para>I looked at the list, picked up the telephone and dialled the first number of the media corporation. I got a reply after a few seconds:</para>
   <para>“Hello, I am the ex‐Member of the Organisation; you contacted me so I will give you an interview. I want some details about the payment you are offering me.”</para>
   <para>“Oh, you have a better offer.”</para>
   <para>“How much?”</para>
   <para>“Hmmm. Doesn’t sound bad. I’ll call you later to let you know of my decision.”</para>
-  <para>I called the third company and again received a better offer. Then I called the first company again and told them about the proposal of the third company. As I expected, they gave me an even better offer.</para>
+  <para>I called the third company, and again received a better offer. Then I called the first company again, and told them about the proposal of the third company. As I expected, they gave me an even better offer.</para>
   <para>And so I went on, for a day and a half, with short discussions with an increasing number of large media networks, and I kept receiving increasing offers of payment for an exclusive interview. In my opinion, it was very sincere of me to tell each company about the offers I received from the others, but for some reason, they didn’t sound too enthusiastic when they realised I was doing it on a regular basis. </para>
   <para>“Sir, your offer sounds very tempting. In fact, it’s almost as tempting as another offer, which I received a couple of hours ago. Wait a second, are you saying that you have a better offer? Really? Yes, it does sound better. Just give me half‐an‐hour to consider it. Yes. Yes. Goodbye to you too.”</para>
   <para>And a few minutes later: “Hello, Madam! I’m glad that I was finely able to reach you. You won’t believe it but I was this close to accepting your offer when the telephone rang, and I was offered an even better one. I’m sorry, but it’s really nothing personal. Really? Let’s see, in comparison to the other offer it’s…”</para>
-  <para>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi‐sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</para>
-  <para>So it happened that I had to leave my country for the second time that week. After I packed my belongings, and said goodbye to my family and my neighbours, I went to the airport in a car, which was also prepared and financed by the media company. At the airport I boarded a plane that flew towards the city in which the interview was about to take place.</para>
+  <para>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi‐sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hostesses in the other part of this world. This was a hostess of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</para>
+  <para>So it happened that I had to leave my country for the second time that week. After I packed my belongings, and said goodbye to my family and my neighbours, I went to the airport by car, which was also prepared and financed by the media company. At the airport, I boarded a plane that flew towards the city in which the interview was about to take place.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="star_is_born">
       <info><title>A Star is Born. Maybe.</title></info>
-      <para>The flight, that lasted 11 hours, exhausted me completely and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour/half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I had a good amount of money that was given to me in advance. The show for which I was going to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</para>
+      <para>The flight, that lasted 11 hours, exhausted me completely, and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour/half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I have already received a decent amount of money in advance. The show for which I was going to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</para>
   <para>The tour of the city was very interesting, and I was able to see wealth and luxury that I never had a chance to see, at least not since the time I was a little boy, before my country was torn by guerrilla organisations such as the Organisation. The luxury of the hotel was also way beyond what I was used to in my house, but I was sure that in the other part of the world, most people could not afford themselves such luxury in their houses either.</para>
-  <para>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company’s studios, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the makeup and dressing room where I was fit clothes, had makeup applied to my face, and was prepared the show.</para>
-  <para>In the middle of the applying the makeup, the makeup lady asked me: “Do you feel like you’re ready for the interview?”</para>
+  <para>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company’s studios, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the makeup and dressing room where I was dressed for the occasion, had makeup applied to my face, and was prepared for the show.</para>
+  <para>In the middle of applying the makeup, the makeup lady asked me: “Do you feel like you’re ready for the interview?”</para>
   <para>“I think so.”, I told her.</para>
   <para>“Are you calm and everything?”</para>
   <para>“Yes. Do I have any reason to be nervous?”</para>
   <para>Maybe you want to see a recording of one of the shows to prepare yourself?”</para>
   <para>“No, that’s O.K. I love surprises. In fact, I noticed that I respond better after something unexpected happened than after something that I knew was already going to happen.”</para>
   <para>“As you wish. By the way, how much did you get for the interview? Really?!”</para>
-  <para>After they finished dressing me and making me up, there was still some time left until the beginning of the show, and I spent it in the studios. I was offered to meet the interviewer before the interview, but preferred not to, as being spontaneous requires a little planning. Then the show started, yet I wasn’t the first person to be interviewed there (rating considerations). The interviewer first interviewed two cinema actors who came out with a new film, a psychologist who published his first book, and a physicist who recently publicised a finding that he discovered along with his colleagues. I was supposed to enter after the interview with the physicist was finished, the physicist being present at my interview.</para>
+  <para>After they finished dressing me and making me up, there was still some time left until the beginning of the show, and I spent it in the studios. I was offered to meet the interviewer before the interview, but preferred not to, as being spontaneous requires a little planning. Then the show started, yet I wasn’t the first person to be interviewed there (out of rating considerations). The interviewer first interviewed two cinema actors who came out with a new film, a psychologist who published his first book, and a physicist who recently publicised a finding that his colleagues and he discovered. I was supposed to enter after the interview with the physicist was finished, the physicist being present during my interview.</para>
   <para>“So, ” the interviewer asked the physicist towards the end of the personal interview with him, “what would be the implications of the discovery on the industry?”</para>
   <para>And he answered: “Well, the material is useful in many areas of the industry, but because until now its price was relatively high, companies used cheaper alternative materials instead of it. Our discovery, which lowers the price of its manufacturing, will allow factories to use it instead of the alternative materials and thus improve the quality of their products. </para>
   <para>My labs are in the advanced stages of writing the patent on the improved manufacturing process, and I hope my colleagues and I will receive a generous sum of money from the royalties on the patent.”</para>